with conventional forces on the ground in the afghan campaign, but we were heavily engaged by a variety of means. engagement stopped, not just in afghanistan, but also in the region, particularly in pakistan. in this basis, a little over a year, pakistan went from being, as they put it, the most allied of u.s. allies to the most sanctioned of u.s. adversaries. that, of course, was through the administration's decision not to renew a waiver requests for the amendment on pakistan's nuclear program which we had known all about since the mid-1970's when it was publicly announced. but we found it expedient to just say, well, we've got other more important issues.